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Canadian government information

A guide to resources available to the University of Toronto community for Canadian government information.

Research note

Nunavut was originally part of the Northwest Territories. 

In 1976, the Canadian govenrment began negoitations with the Inuit Taprisat of Canada (an Inuit non-profit organization) to divide the Northwest Territories and provide a separate territory for Canada's Inuit populations.

Nunavut was founded as a separate territory in 1999.

To widen your research scope, you may find it helpful to check the Northwest Territories page for resources.



Standing & Special Committees


Note: certain statutes enforced in Nunavut remain cited as the original statute in the Northwest Territories. The Nunavut Court of Justice provides helpful information on how to cite this legislation.